Computer Pioneers: Pioneer Computers Part 1

[Recorded: 1996]
Part 1 of 2 The Dawn of Electronic Computing
1935 1945

Computer pioneer Gordon Bell hosts this two-part program on the evolution of electronic computing from its pre-World War II origins through the development of the first commercial computers. His narration traces the development of the stored program computer architecture which remains the foundation of todays modern computers.

In Part 1 The builders of the first five computer machines: the Bell Labs Model 1, the Zuse Z1-3, the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the Harvard Mark 1 and the IBM SSEC tell their stories.

Catalog Number: 102645565
Lot Number: X3169.2005

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